BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Seattle's 'new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings
At the Boulders project overlooking Green Lake in North Seattle, eight town homes surround a courtyard defined by 200 tons of granite boulders. Developer Bill Parks decided against squeezing the maximum number of units onto the sloping property, choosing instead a complex layout of homes with different orientations and floor plans. The rushing waterfall that cascades through the site mitigates traffic noises.